Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Native Land Court certificate of title

This certificate of title was issued in the Native Land Court at Nelson in 1883 for D’Urville Island (Rangitoto te tai Tonga) and adjacent islets. A large number of owners were registered on the certificate.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, D'Urville Island Documents
Reference: fMS-Papers-1634

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How to cite this page:

Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Establishing the Native Land Court', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/19526/native-land-court-certificate-of-title (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015